Tableau Desktop for BI Professionials
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated May 24, 2016

Tableau Desktop for BI Professionials

Score 9 out of 10
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Review Source

Software Version

8.1

Overall Satisfaction with Tableau Desktop

We use Tableau as a reporting tool to create dashboard for our board of directors and other business users to use. I am the main developer and BI lead on Tableau for the company and use it everyday. Its a powerful tool for visualizing data and creating reports. The desktop client is simple enough to learn while giving you a lot of powerful resources to do more data intensive tasks. I would highly recommend using it as a platform for BI needs.
  • Easy for end users to use
  • Straight forward for developers to set up
  • Expensive
  • The web client is clunky and often requires users to open in Tableau Desktop to use full range of features without bugs.
Have not used any other competitor products.
Tableau has regular updates to their software and I would recommend renewing license for continued support and new features. Their last couple of releases have already introduced a lot of features that I use regularly and included bug fixes.
Our primary use is a BI platform to create dashboards. However the application also has many analytical uses. I would recommend it as a base for a BI stack on top of your database. There is not much version control so maintaining changes will be a difficult task if highly regulated. I would recommend a trial to see if it meets your needs first.

Tableau Desktop Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
6
Customizable dashboards
8
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
9
Formatting capabilities
9
Integration with R or other statistical packages
8
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
10
Publish to PDF
10
Report Versioning
5
Report Delivery Scheduling
10
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
10
Location Analytics / Geographic Visualization
10
Predictive Analytics
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
7
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8
Responsive Design for Web Access
Not Rated
Dedicated iOS Application
Not Rated
Dedicated Android Application
Not Rated
Dashboard / Report / Visualization Interactivity on Mobile
7

Tableau Desktop Implementation

Requires quite a bit of storage and memory